Rh Negative Inks Six-Film Deal With ViacomCBS

Nov 21, 2020 | Articles

By Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline

Regina Hall’s Rh Negative production company has signed a six-film slate deal with ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group, which will soon be rebranded as MTV Entertainment Group.

Under the pact, the Girls Trip and The Hate U Give actress will executive produce six TV movies, three of them in partnership with Jesse Collins Entertainment with Hall and Collins executive producing. The films will air across the E&Y portfolio, including Paramount Network, MTV and Comedy Central.

The deal is part of the E&Y Group’s original movies division overseen by Meghan Hooper, EVP, Head of Original Movies and Limited Series, which has deals with Angela Bassett, Idris Elba, Salma Hayek, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria and Courtney B. Vance and their respective production companies for 50 films across the E&Y networks.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Regina and Jesse and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them across our original movies division,” Hooper said.

The deal comes just weeks after it was announced that Hall has inked a first-look deal with Showtime, another ViacomCBS company.

Hall stars in and serves as producer on the Showtime comedy series Black Monday, which was recently renewed for a third season. She will executive produce and star in the occult drama Master, and is currently in production on the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers based on the bestselling novel opposite Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. She can next be seen in MGM’s and Tate Taylor-directed Breaking News in Yuba County, set for release January 22.

On the film side, her near $2 billion-grossing feature credits include Scary Movie, The Best Man and Think Like a Man franchises as well as About Last Night and People Places Things. Her work in 2018’s Support the Girls earned her Best Actress honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and the African American Film Critics Association. She also received Film Independent Spirit, National Society of Film Critics and Gotham Award nominations for her work in the movie.

Hall is repped by ICM Partners, Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher and The Initiative Group.